IMLAY CITY — Imlay City Schools will once again offer a Summer Feeding Program for children.
Children 18 years and younger and those older than 18 who participate in a public or non-profit private school program for the mentally and physically handicapped can receive free breakfast and lunch five days a week starting June 24. The program is open to youth regardless of residence or school district.
Food service staff will prepare and serve the food daily in the Imlay City Middle School cafeteria. Breakfast is served from 7:45 to 9 a.m. and lunch follows from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
No meals will be served on July 4 or 5 due to the Independence Day holiday.
Parents and guardians accompanying their children are welcome to purchase meals at a cost of $2.75 for breakfast and $4 for lunch.
The breakfast menu is set from week to week with designated meals for each day of the week—breakfast pizza on Mondays and Thursdays, pancake on a stick on Tuesdays, fruit "frudel" on Wednesdays and mini pancakes on Fridays.
The lunch menu changes from day to day but features many kid-centric meals regularly offered during the school year like beef and cheese nachos, chicken nuggets, French toast and sausage and macaroni and cheese.
The offerings for both meals can be found on the district's website, www.icschools.us.
All food must be consumed in the cafeteria.
The 2019 Summer Feeding Program extends just over six weeks, concluding on Tuesday, August 6. The first day of classes for the 2019-2020 school year is August 19.
Imlay City Middle School is located at 495 W. First Street in Imlay City.
The Summer Feeding Program is made possible through the United States Department of Agriculture. Imlay City Schools opts to provide meals over a six-week term that coincides with various summer camps and programs.
Maria Brown joined the Tri-City Times staff in 2003, the same year she earned a bachelor's degree in English from Calvin College. Born and raised in Imlay City, she and her family reside in the Capac area where she enjoys gardening and reading.